Jackson County Education Tax Passes

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Jackson County residents voted "yes" to a half cent sales tax for education. The money will go towards technology and building improvements.

Charles Brown teaches algebra at Marianna High School. He found out the education referendum passed and he can't wait to see the money turn into technology for the students.

The referendum has been generating money for 10 years upgrading technology and buildings. Deputy Superintendent Larry Moore says he's excited that the voters have confidence in the school board to pass the tax.

Pam Bondurant is a 25 year veteran at Marianna High. Her students have been working with the new technology.

Marianna High isn't the only school that will see improvements. The money has been and will continue to be spread to all the schools in Jackson County.

Some of the money raised over the years went to help build the new Marianna High School.